WBPSC Exam 2024: Notification, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

May 15, 2024

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About WBPSC Exam 

Various recruitment exams are administered by the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is responsible for holding exams and choosing qualified applicants for various positions in West Bengal’s government departments. There are typically several stages to the selection process, including prelims, mains, and interviews.

WBPSC Notification 2024

WBCS has published the comprehensive WBCS notification 2023 for the West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Exam 2023 in response to advertisement no. 01/2023 on its official website. The WBCS 2023 Notification PDF contains detailed information on the eligibility requirements, educational requirements, pay scale, the deadline for online application submission, fees (both online and offline), scheme and syllabus of the exam, and other topics.

Latest Updates:

  • WBPSC ARO Notification has been released by the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) for 81 vacancies.
  • West Bengal Public Service Commission released 27 vacancies for Technical Officers (Textiles).
  • WBPSC Admit Card has been released.
  • Sub-Inspector in the Subordinate Food & Supplies Service, Grade-III, under the Food & Supplies Department exam to be conducted on 16th and 17th March 2024.
  • The WBPSC Application process starts from 5th October to 2nd November 2023.
  • Admit Card released for WBPSC Prelims released. The exam was conducted on 16th December 2023.
  • WBPSC Food SI Application Form Out till 20th September.

WBPSC Exam: Overview

OrganizationWest Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC)
Post NameAssistant Research Officer (ARO)
Technical Officers (Textiles).
Sub Inspector in Subordinate Food & Supplies Service
VacancyAssistant Research Officer (ARO) – 81
Technical Officers (Textiles) – 27
Sub Inspector in Subordinate Food & Supplies Service – 480
Exam DatesAssistant Research Officer (ARO) – To Be Updated
Technical Officers (Textiles) – To Be Updated
Sub Inspector in Subordinate Food & Supplies Service- March 16th and 17th, 2024
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline or Offline (depending on the specific exam)
Recruitment ProcessPreliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Interview (if applicable).
Education QualificationVaries depending on the position, typically a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field.
Age LimitVaries depending on the position, generally between 18 to 40 years (relaxation applicable for reserved categories).
SalaryThe salary scale varies for different positions
Official Websitehttps://www.pscwbonline.gov.in/

WBPSC Vacancy

There are numerous openings for the WBPSC 2024 Exam, and the Commission will publish a formal list of openings along with the WBPSC notification of the exam.

Group A          West Bengal Civil Service (Executive)
West Bengal Labour Service
West Bengal Food and Supplies Service
Assistant Commissioner of Revenue
West Bengal Co-operative and Employment Service
West Bengal Police Service
Deputy Assistant Director of Consumer
Affairs and Fair Business Practices
West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service Superintendent, District Correctional Home / Deputy Superintendent, Central Correctional Home
Joint Block Development Officer
Joint Registrar
Assistant Canal Revenue Officer
West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade-I
Assistant Commercial Tax Officer
Chief Controller of Correctional Services
Group D          Inspector of Co-operative Societies Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat and Rural Development Department Rehabilitation Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department


O.B.C. ‘A’08
O.B.C. ‘B’05

WBPSC Exam Date 2024

The West Bengal Public Service Commission has released the official indicative notification for the WBPSC recruitment 2024. On the commission’s official website, WBPSC will shortly provide information on the recruitment procedure and the number of openings for Group A, B, C, and D positions. Before applying for the WBPSC recruitment 2024, one must frequently check the official website for the most recent information and announcements.

The table below includes various dates and the WBPSC 2024 Exam Date.

WBPSC Notification for Technical Officers (Textiles)12th March 2024
Starting filling up of application form12th March 2024
Last date to fill up of application2nd April 2024
Admit Card for Technical Officers (Textiles)To Be Updated
Exam date Technical Officers (Textiles)To Be Updated
The resultTo be announced

Assistant Research Officer (ARO)

WBPSC Notification for Assistant Research Officer (ARO)16th April 2024
Application form’s start date22nd April 2024
Application form last date 13th May 2024
Admit Card for Assistant Research Officer (ARO)To Be Updated
Application form’s last date To Be Updated
The resultTo be announced

WBPSC Eligibility Criteria

For the WBPSC 2024 Exam, the West Bengal Public Service Commission has established a few requirements for eligibility. To work for the government, an applicant must be an Indian citizen in good moral standing. The applicant must be able to speak, read, and write Bengali.

Age Limit

The WBCS age restriction for the civil services examination for all group services has been announced by WBPSC. The following information relates to WBPCS age requirements:

PostsAge Limit
For services and posts required in Group ‘A’ and ‘C’      21-36 years(As on January 1 of the year of the examination)
West Bengal Police Service (i.e., Group ‘B’ service only)20-36 years ((As on January 1 of the year of the examination)
For services and vacancies that are a part of Category D      21-39 years ((As on January 1 of the year of the examination)

Age Relaxation

According to the WBPSC 2024 notification, the WBCS age restriction for SC/ST candidates can be relaxed. The following lists relaxation by category.

CategoryWBCS Age Relaxation
SC category5 years
ST category5 years
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)        3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD)Up to 45 years


  • The WBCS Exam requires applicants to be Indian citizens by birth or registration.
  • For appointment to government employment, candidates must be in good health, have moral character, and be suitable in all other aspects.
  • Candidates for the WBCS exam must be literate in Bengali, both written and verbal. Candidates whose mother tongue is Nepali, however, are not eligible.
Eligibility CriteriaDetails
Age LimitGroup A and C: 21-36 Years Group B: 20- 36 Years Group D: 21- 39 Years
Age Limit RelaxationSC- 5 Years ST- 5 Years OBC- 3 Years PwD- Up to 45 Years
Educational QualificationDegree from a recognized university

WBPSC Exam: Choice of Groups of Services & Allotment

WBCS chooses the most qualified applicants for four groups, including Groups A, B, C, and D. The following are some specifics regarding WBCS Eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates may submit applications for one or more of the four service groups.
  • Candidates must take the personality test after being chosen based on their Mains exam merit score.
  • There won’t be a different personality test for each kind of service.
  • Applicants will receive employment offers based on their qualifications and existing openings.

Important Note

  • All appointments will be made initially on an interim basis.
  • Candidates must remember to state their preferences for a position or service to be considered, even if they are qualified for the position or service.
  • Late requests to be considered for appointment to these types of posts or services will be denied.
  • Candidates with cerebral palsy, limited vision or blindness, or a locomotor handicap will receive an additional 20 minutes every hour.
  • SC/ST/BC category candidates are not eligible for a fee waiver.

Physical Qualification

A few requirements have been listed by the organization in charge of the exam for various positions in various service groups.

Several fundamental conditions are:

  • Male candidates must be at least 1.65 meters tall.
  • Female candidates must be at least 1.50 meters tall.

Height relaxation applies to some races, including Gorkhas, Garwalis, and Assamese Tribes.

WBPSC Eligibility: Post-Wise

WB Police Service Eligibility (Group ‘B’ Service): Conditions for Recruitment

  • Candidates (male) applying must have a height of 1.65 meters
  • Candidates applying (female) must be at least 1.50 meters tall.
  • The height requirement of candidates is subject to relaxation if they belong to races including Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese Tribals, etc.
  • Candidates planning to apply to these posts in this Group must mention their height in the appropriate column of the application form

WBPSC Eligibility (Assistant Canal Revenue Officer) Conditions for Recruitment

  • Candidates applying have to work in remote areas, and their jurisdiction will cover a large number of villages
  • Candidates are supposed to attend Tehsil and Zilla Offices on bicycles for transport.

WBPSC Eligibility (Junior Social Welfare Service) Conditions for Recruitment

  • Candidates applying must hold a Diploma or Certificate in the training of Blind and Deaf and Dumb.
  • Male candidates are not eligible for the posts meant for females, and female candidates are not suitable for the posts meant for institutions for males.

WBPSC Eligibility (West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade – I) Conditions for Recruitment

  • Candidates applying to this post must know Bengali Language, written and spoken.
  • Candidates having Nepali as their mother tongue must clear a departmental examination in Bengali within two years
  • Candidates will be appointed provisionally and shall undergo six months of in-service training
  • During training, candidates are supposed to do a cadastral survey, preparation of rights, revenue laws, and elementary instructions in all other laws relevant to the service
  • Candidates unable to clear the Training Examination at the end will be discharged without notice
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WBPSC Application

Application Fees

The candidate has the option of paying the application fee offline or online. Unreserved category candidates must pay an amount of Rs 210 as the examination fee. Candidates from other categories are not required to pay.

How To Apply For WBPSC Application?

On the WBPSC website, applicants can submit WBPSC online applications for the WBPSC 2024 recruitment. Before submitting an application for the WBPSC exam in 2024, candidates must review the eligibility requirements. Below is a detailed explanation of the WBPSC 2024 Application Process.

  • Step 1: Visit the WBPSC’s website for further information.
  • Step 2: To register once, simply click “One-time registration.”
  • Step 3: To finish the registration process, provide the essential information, including your mobile number, password, email address, and other details.
  • Step 4: Select “Register” from the menu.
  • Step 5: After the registration procedure is finished, a unique enrollment number will be generated.
  • Step 6: Utilize the enrollment number and password to log into the portal.
  • Step 7: The WBPSC 2024 exam can be chosen from the list of available tests.
  • Step 8: Specify your personal and academic information as necessary.
  • Step 9: Upload the required files, Verify the information, and then press the submit button.
  • Step 10: The application fees can be paid online by the candidate.

WBPSC Admit Card

The admit card is made available for download on the official website after candidates have completed the application form. The admit cards for the WBCS exam will be distinct for each level, and candidates can get them from the website. The WBPSC admit card must be brought to the exam location.

Candidates can access the WBPSC admit card by using the procedures listed below:

Step 1: Go to the test’s official website.

Step 2: Click the link to “download admit card” that appears.

Step 3: Provide all the information requested.

Step 4: Press the submit button to download the admission card.

Step 5: Print off your admissions card for future use.

Admit Card Details

The admit card will contain important information such as:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Roll number
  • Photograph and signature
  • Exam date and time
  • Exam centre address
  • Instructions for the exam

WBPSC Exam Center

The official notification also includes a list of the exam locations for the WBPSC exams.


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WBPSC Exam Patten

The WBPSC 2024 exam format consists of two levels of testing. For the final selection, candidates must pass the preliminary and main exams. Shortlisting candidates for the Mains Exam begins with the Prelims exam. Candidates are eligible for the interview if they pass the WBPSC Mains exam. The final selection list takes into account the Mains and Interview results.

Prelims Exam Pattern:

SubjectsMarkNumber of Questions
General Science2525
Current Events2525
Indian Polity and Economics2525
Indian National Movement2525
General Mental Ability2525

Two hundred multiple-choice questions make up the preliminary exam, which serves as a screening test for the main exam. A penalty made public later will be assessed for each incorrect response.

Mains Exam Pattern:

The WBPSC Mains exam consists of six required papers and one topic with two optional papers. Each exam will be worth 200 points and take 180 minutes to complete.

PaperGroup AGroup BGroup CGroup D
Language Paper200200200200
General Studies200200200200
General Studies- Paper 2200200200200
Constitution of India and the Indian Economy200200200200
Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning           200200200200
Optional Subject400400
Personality test200200150100
Total Marks     1800180013501300

The candidates who are summoned for the interview will be those who were chosen in order of merit based on the outcomes of the main examination. Both the candidate’s technical and soft skills will be evaluated during the interview. The final list of candidates who have been chosen will be determined by the combined scores on the main exam and the personality test.

  • Groups ‘A’ and ‘B’: 200 Marks
  • Group ‘C’: 150 Marks
  • Group “D”: 100 Marks

WBPSC Syllabus

To pass the exam easily, one must be well-versed in the exam syllabus. There are numerous disciplines for which the WBPSC Exam is administered. For additional information on the curriculum, aspirants may also visit the WBPSC website. Below is a detailed discussion of the WBPSC Syllabus.

WBPSC 2024 Prelims Syllabus:

The syllabus for the WBPSC Prelims exam is listed below:

  • Indian history
  • the national movement of India
  • Geography of India
  • Mental ability
  • General Science
  • Indian Politics and Economy
  • Current affairs
  • English Composition, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases, Vocabulary test, Phrasal Verbs, Same words bearing more than one meaning, and using appropriate and qualifying words.

WBPSC 2024 Mains Syllabus:

The following is a description of the WBPSC mains exam’s detailed syllabus:

Subject/ PaperSyllabus
Language (Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali)           Letter writing / Report writing, Composition, and Translation from English to Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali            
EnglishLetter writing / Report writing, Composition, and Translation from Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali to English
General Studies: Paper 1Indian History and Geography of India (a particular reference to West Bengal)
General Studies: Paper 2Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Indian Constitution and EconomyLogical Deduction, The forcefulness of the Arguments, Implication of sentences, Inferring from diagrams, Series, Letter series, Number Series, Analogy tests, Symbol Interpretation, Mathematical puzzles, Odd man out, Perception test, Non-verbal reasoning and selecting the correct sequence.
Arithmetic and Test of ReasoningLogical Deduction, The forcefulness of the Arguments, Implication of sentences, Inferring from diagrams, Series, Letter series, Number Series, Analogy tests, Symbol Interpretation, Mathematical puzzles, Odd man out, Perception test, Non-verbal reasoning & Selecting the correct sequence.

WBPSC Result and Cutoffs

WBPSC Result 2024:

Following the completion of the exam, the WBPSC will release the WBPSC 2023 Results on its official website. Following each stage, the commission will announce the WBPSC results. Candidates who pass the preliminary examination must attend the main examination and interview.

The steps to check the WBPSC Result 2024 are as follows:

Step 1: Go to WBPSC’s official website.

Step 2: Locate and click on the WBPSC result link under the significant announcements.

Step 3: Type in your roll number and birthdate, then click “Login.”

Step 4: Candidates will have access to a pdf of all the qualified applicants.

WBPSC Cutoofs 2024:

Every year, the number of candidates who take the preliminary exam and the paper’s difficulty level determines the cut-off score. Following is a summary of the WBCS Preliminary exam cut-off scores for the previous year:

CategoryCut-off 2022
OBC A124
OBC B124
Physically Handicapped105

WBPSC Salary

Different categories under the WBSC have distinct pay scales. The following is a list of their specifics:

CategoryPay Scale
Group A15,600- 42,000 INR
Compensation Pay: 5,400 INR
Group B          15,600- 42,000 INR
Compensation Pay: 5,400 INR
Group C          15,600-42,000 INR
Compensation Pay: 4,400- 4,800 INR
Group D7,100- 37,600 INR
Compensation Pay: 3,900 INR

WBPSC Preparation Tips

  • Practice online tests and quizzes to improve your speed and accuracy as well as your knowledge by taking practice exams and mock tests. Practising online tests will enable you to pinpoint your areas for improvement.
  • Take Brief Notes: While studying, make brief notes to make it easier to review key ideas and formulas. These notes will come in handy during the final revision.
  • Utilize excellent time management techniques by preparing for timed mock exams before the exam. Learn to give each area and question the appropriate amount of time.
  • Keep Up with Current happenings: Current affairs are a crucial component of many WBPSC exams; therefore, keep up with them, particularly those that concern West Bengal and national happenings.
  • Recognize the Exam Syllabus and Pattern: Learn the exam format and syllabus to know what subjects to concentrate on while preparing.
  • Consult Reliable Study Resources: To learn about the pertinent themes and topics, consult conventional textbooks, reference materials, and online resources.

To succeed on the WBPSC exam, remember that consistent, committed work combined with a smart approach is essential. Good luck!

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Are WBCS and WBPSC the same?

No, the West Bengal Public Service Commission and the West Bengal Civil Service differ. The West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) is responsible for holding different recruiting exams, including the WBCS exam. WBPSC administers the WBCS test to choose applicants for various civil service positions within the West Bengal state government.

What are the posts under WBPSC?

WBPSC holds exams to fill various positions in West Bengal’s government agencies. For each exam, the precise positions covered by WBPSC may change. Several of the typical positions include:
West Bengal Civil Service (Executive)
West Bengal Police Service
Assistant Commissioner of Revenue
West Bengal Co-operative Service
Inspector of Excise
Assistant Commercial Tax Officer
Joint Block Development Officer
Deputy Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Business Practices
Deputy Superintendent of Police, etc.

How many exams are conducted by WBPSC?

WBPSC administers numerous exams year-round to find applicants for various government positions. Each year, WBPSC may conduct a different number of tests. The West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) test, the Judicial Service test, the Miscellaneous Services Recruitment Exam, etc., are a few of the well-known exams offered by WBPSC.

What language is asked in the WBPSC interview?

The WBPSC interview is conducted mostly in English. However, based on their desire and level of competence, candidates are free to respond to questions in Bengali or English. Experts who are fluent in both languages may make up the interview panel.

What is the highest salary of WBPSC?

The highest salary offered through WBPSC varies depending on the position and level of the post. The respective government departments determine the salary structure. The highest salary found in the official notification or as per the rules and regulations applicable to the specific position is Rs. 1,44,300. It is advisable to refer to the official notification for accurate and updated information regarding the salary of different positions offered through WBPSC.